Grateful Dead Live at Dean Smith Center on 1993-03-24
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Source: Master SBD>DAT via Modified Sony D10 Pro II. Recorded By Ron Keyser (This is from the lead deck from the daisey chain feed to the taper section)
Transfer: By Ron Keyser Playing Master DAT in Sony D8> M-AUDIO Audiophile USB via SPDIF>Sound Forge V7.0> Sony VAIO PCV-RS410>
Resampled to 44.1kHz> CD Wave Editor> WAV> FLAC
- Sony D8 (master) > M-AUDIO Audiophile USB via SPDIF > Sound Forge V7.0 > Sony VAIO PCV-RS410 >
- Chapel Hill, NC
- Taped by
- Ron Keyser
- Transferred by
- Ron Keyser
- Dean Smith Center
Subject: lovin it
Subject: Wow...what a show....
Entire show rocks from beginning to end.
One of the best (if not THE best) Crazy Finger's I've ever heard. I usually try to make it through the complete show before revisiting any particular moments, but I had to start the Crazy Fingers over and let my wife hear it. Incredible.
Can't really think of ANY weak moments in this show except for maybe Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, which admittedly, is not a favorite song. Not that it matters, though. By that time it's time to go home anyway. Fantastic show and by far one of the best 80's / 90's Dead shows I've had the pleasure and privilege to listen to.
Subject: great for its time
Subject: End of an era (for me)
As others have said, I don't know what's up with all the 5 Star ratings. I mean, it's a good show & all, and there are some DEFINITE highlights, but 5 stars? Compared to what?? I mean, it's true that you can't really compare a show from the 90's with a show from 70's, so for 1993, who knows, maybe it was 5 Stars? Probably largely depends on what, uh, "substances" you were on . . . That said, I have to say that there was an unusual, tangible energy in the air that night. It really did seem that everyone was extra amped up & excited, like they really expecting something extra special.
IMO they really fired it up & ripped it out from the get-go with "Jack Straw".
One thing that I don't remember anyone else mentioning was Jerry's vocals on "It Must Have Been The Roses". IMO one of the things that made Jerry such a treasure was his ability to sing such emotional intensity. So is it just me, or were his vocals on this version extraordinarily sweet & tender?
Lots of people have mentioned "Crazy Fingers" and let's face it--how many bad versions of this song have you heard? It's a great song, though for me this one doesn't especially standout.
What does stand out, however, is the GDTRFB--the last few chorus's just ROCKED! At the end of the song when they were kind of just doodling to an end I asked a friend standing next to me "What do you think they're gonna' play next?" and he said "I don't know, but after that they better dig down deep." I kept thinking to myself "Dew it Jerry, DEW IT!!" but alas, they saved "Morning Dew" for the next night & Bobby just went into the same 'ol same 'ol.
Oh well, no matter, it was one hell of a night!! Good times & great memories . . .
Subject: the 90s
Subject: this night was magical-no doubt
Subject: Nevermind the haters, this show is sweet!
Subject: Oh Boy....
Subject: solid 1993 grateful dead show
were the outcome. every song is above average and some excell. the Playin' was the only weak song in my opinion but i think you"ll be pleased overall
God bless the Grateful Dead !!!
Subject: Stagger Lee!
Subject: Chapel Hill was so ill-prepared for the tour
Subject: Best show of the 90s?
Jack Straw - takes a while to get off the ground. But after the first verse, when Bobby sings "might as well be me...," suddenly the song explodes. The instrumentals are huge and just the right length. Vocals are weak, Bobby botches a line, but it's all good.
Stagger Lee - holds up well, better than usual (that song had a way of unraveling in 90s shows).
WD Doodle - crisp, well played. Has kind of a stripped-down feel to it compared to some other versions of the song (there's hardly any MIDI or synth), and I like it.
Roses - nice surprise, I believe the first of '93. Performance is average, though.
SIOMWTMBA - underrated Dylan song, like Desolation Row. This is a focused and purposeful performance, although Bob leaves out a verse (the one about the preacher).
TN Jed - not really memorable. But not bad either.
Let it Grow - one of the better performances of the era. Sounds a lot like the Without a Net version, with some MIDI added for effect.
HC Sunshine - I played this for my wife, a non-head, and she winced at the opening vocals; I can't say I blame her. The downside of SBDs is they can be very unforgiving. But if you get past that part, it builds this momentum that's irresistible. It has a real otherworldy feel.
Playin' - not much there, but basically well executed. Gotta love the Crazy Fingers tease at the end.
Box of Rain - again, soundboards can be unforgiving, especially when it's Phil's voice and he's butchering some lyrics. But the song continues that "otherworldy feel" I mentioned previously. This is what the 90s Dead were about.
Crazy Fingers - Lots of good comments below on the classic Crazy Fingers, and I agree. I was at this show, got a tape of it a few weeks later, and Crazy Fingers has been one of my favorites ever since. Just turn off the lights and give this one a listen. Wow.
Drums/Space - check out the mini-Spanish jam (not quite fully formed, but it's definitely there).
GDTRFB - very high energy performance with good rhythm section and keyboards. I think they know they've had a good show, they're near the end and they're enthusiastic.
Throwing Stones - one of the better versions of this song.
NFA - I can never tell one performance of NFA from another, but this one took advantage of high crowd energy at the end.
Lucy in the Sky - what can I say, I never thought this was quite their song. But it was fun to sing along at the Dean Dome.
Subject: i think it's the MIDI sax from Garcia
Subject: Who is on the Sax?
Subject: the hit and miss of '93
Subject: Nice surprise
Wobbly HCS opens #2 but is nicely played. Playin a tad short, but has nice Jerry leads and does the trick. Everything else is well played too. GDTRFB and NFA have that old style tempo and guitar sections. Lucy IT Sky is one of the best versions they played ever, as Jerry pretty much botched the lyrics to most of the later versions. This one is perfect!
'93 wasn't all bad as the hardcores like to say but I'm discovering what those great shows are comparatively speaking.
Subject: dean smith is who
Modern-era Here Comes Sunshine great example of what later-day era Dead could have been (and was, on some nights when they actually did nail that accapela vocal intro. powerful when it's on, and sometimes even when its not). aint that just like the good ol GD).
Subject: RIP Vinny
I did and i'm still baffled. And the crazy fingers? Very nice but the best of all time? Not only do i see this on the reviews here but others reference it in other years. Man either this is overated or i'm missing the boat
Subject: deandome sickness
Subject: just wanted to clarify
Subject: just wanted to clarify
Subject: Excellent sound, and some great moments
Unfortunately, the band kinda struggles on potential gems like Sunshine, Box, Stones and Lucy.
Subject: Crazy Fingers
Subject: good show
Subject: best show of the year..hands down
Subject: best show of the year..hands down
Subject: Better than you'd expect
Subject: Good sound
3 stars overall.
Subject: good setlist
Subject: Some of the best of '93
Nice sounding SBD as well.
Subject: Quite an Experience...
Subject: Aside From
The ticking sound in Wave To The Wind, is a click track - as verified by Howard Danchick. The cymbal sounds coming in and out, was Garcia stepping on and off his microphone mat - as confirmed by Dan Healey.
The BS part, is that there were no "lead deck" per se'. Dan had Howard put out 6-way XLR boxes (1 for L/1 for R) so there were a minimum of SIX lead decks running (I know, as I was one of them). So, previously published stories about "one lead deck", etc., are BS - the LEAD DECK was the SV-3700 in Dans rack, which is where the feed for the 6 way boxes came from. The only "cajones" Ron Keyser has, is regarding the story he spun about this patch.
This was seeded to "The Well" by me - so it is in heavy circulation, and copies were FEDEX'd to Gans so he could play the Lucy in the Sky that weekend on the Dead hour...
Subject: what a show!
Subject: great show!
Thanks to Ron Keyser for having the cojones and luck to be at the right place to get a SBD patch to capture this show. This is one of the last truly great dead shows. ENjoy!!
Subject: Who is Dean Smith?